GAP 'rolls out' the orders for 2014

GAP's planning for purchases of capital equipment.is well underway for 2014/2015 with forecast purchase orders totalling almost £5.0 million having been placed with Atlas Copco (compressors) and with Hamm (rollers).

Ken Stewart, Group Procurement Manager, explains further,

We have long, term fixed price agreements in place with both Atlas Copco and Hamm. Both manufacturers supply our equipment in GAP colours which increases manufacturing lead time, therefore it was necessary to reserve production capacity to secure delivery from April onwards. Utilisation for various models within the above product ranges has remained consistently high throughout the year and our investment in these new products was made with that in mind.

GAP’s continued capital expenditure has taken the total investment in new equipment for the financial year (to end March 2014) to £53.6 million – an increase of 53% compared with previous year. As a result, GAP’s customers can expect to have access to the latest models available which are all maintained to the highest standards.